CMU celebrates 10 years of Traffic21 innovations

What started 10 years ago after late Pittsburgh philanthropist Henry L. Hillman saw an article in the Wall Street Journal about reducing traffic congestion has grown into a research institute that regularly produces world-class transportation innovations and has spun off several thriving businesses.

Carnegie Mellon University celebrated the 10-year anniversary Thursday of Traffic21, its transportation research institute that has spearheaded research in self-driving vehicles and smart traffic signals and helped communities and organizations solve traffic problems. The university is the host of a 10-Year Anniversary Symposium on Thursday and Friday to discuss emerging transportation technology and how best to deploy it.